Please join Zenon Dance Company for a very special open rehearsal with resident choreographer Michelle Boulé on February 15 at 12:00pm. Guests will have the opportunity to watch Boulé and Zenon Dance Company work together to explore Boulé’s unique movement vocabulary and choreography. This event is free and open to the public.

Michelle Boulé is a “Bessie” winning Brooklyn-based dance artist and Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. Her research involves a constant dialogue between the bodymind, presence, and the physical expression of consciousness. Her choreography has been presented recently by The Met Breuer, Danspace Project, River to River Festival, American Realness, and ISSUE Project Room, and has toured nationally and internationally. Artists she has worked with include John Jasperse, John Scott, and Deborah Hay. She has taught at dance institutions throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Kristen Stoeckeler- kristen@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Presented as part of BodyCartography’s residency at Carleton College.
Through February 23: Screening of video installation in the gallery
Saturday, February 18: Live solo performance, 7 pm

Art Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake in Minnesota
Sunday, February 19 at 3:30pm

Lineage draws lines between who I am related to, who I relate to, and how I relate and make relations between my artistic lineage with my ancestral heritage. Fresh from a research trip in Norway where I made the first contact with Ramstad relatives since 1948 I endeavor to use “artistic genealogy”, a creative interaction with my ancestors and the ways that their lives have been recorded, in combination with influences from the work of Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson as a new way of creating dance.” - Otto Ramstad


“To create something new, we must first love what is old.”

Under the direction of Randy Reyes with choreography by Penelope Freeh, the movement for Flower Drum Song reinvents imagery from traditional Peking opera. As the show progresses from China to San Francisco circa 1950/1960, tradition clashes with contemporary vernacular dance styles and burlesque. A problematic but ultimately celebratory exploration, the choreography for Flower Drum Song intends to be playful while taking direct aim at cultural commodification.

A co-production of Park Square Theatre and Mu Performing Arts, Flower Drum Song is a funny and moving story which explores what it means to be an American and touches the history of every person whose forebears once arrived as strangers to these shores. The new, fully revised version includes David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award-nominated text.

Park Square Theatre 20 West 7th Place, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Connie Shaver- shaver@parksquaretheatre.org, (651) 291-7005

Join the UW-River Falls Dance Theatre for the annual Spring Concert, February 15-18.

Dance Theatre is a company of performers with all skill levels, yet the same passion for dance. Each September, we begin rehearsals with student, alumni, and guest choreographers. This expressive company explores various styles and movements to tell a story in each piece.

This show will have you on the edge of your seat, laughing until your sides hurt, or may touch your heart. There is something for everyone at the UW-River Falls Dance Theatre concert.

The show runs:

Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 16 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 17 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 18 at 7:30pm

Performances are held the Davis Theatre at the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60+), and $5 for audience members eighteen and under. Visit http://marketplace.uwrf.edu/collections/dance-theatre for more information and to purchase tickets.

Davis Theater in Kleinpell Fine Arts Building | 420 E. Cascade Ave. | River Falls, WI 54022
Izzi Mielke- elizabethmielke93@outlook.com, (715) 281-4909

The first phase of felt room work will be in development at the Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College through February 23, 2017.

felt room is a dance designed to be felt more than seen, engaging performers and audiences in a practice of vibrant potentiality. In the darkness audiences are offered an escape from a world of constant illumination. In felt room, energy, vibration, intimacy and imagination will be the primary materials at play. The work will operate in a specially designed sound and light installation, moving into and out of the darkness, transforming our perceptual field. Audiences are invited to gain deeper insight into the nature of reality as a deeply felt personal experience, one that can be at once disorienting, deeply therapeutic and profoundly energizing.



Merce Cunningham, the revolutionary American choreographer who ranks among the foremost figures of artistic modernism, will be the subject of a major Walker Art Center exhibition in 2017. Northrop joins the Walker in celebrating the Cunningham legacy with two of his groundbreaking dance works performed by France’s acclaimed CCN-Ballet de Lorraine. In his dramatic "Fabrications," co-commissioned by Walker Art Center and premiered 30 years ago at Northrop, Cunningham plays with a random combination of 64 movement patterns in a sly reference to the I Ching. "Sounddance," a Cunningham favorite, presents a world of “organized chaos,” performed to a thundering electronic score by David Tudor. The program also features "Devoted," a new contemporary ballet by the young French choreographic duo Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud, with a score by Philip Glass.

Thursday, February 16, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT)
MATINEE | February 17-19
The Woman's Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN

Join SPDT for the world premiere of Matinee at the Woman's Club of Minneapolis, February 17-19!

Matinee is a dance/theater/film adaptation of American novelist Robert Coover’s New Yorker short story of the same name, by SPDT Artistic Co-Directors Stuart Pimsler and Suzanne Costello in collaboration with filmmaker Andrew Welken. In it, films-within-films-within-films collide as performers search for connection and romance moving effortlessly through the stage and screen. This work features SPDT company artists Suzanne Costello, Brian Evans, Katherine Griffis, Heather Klopchin, Kari Mosel, Jesse Neumann-Peterson, and Scott Stafford.

Friday, February 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 18, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 19, 2:00 pm

$22 | $15 students, senior, military

Brenda Nepsund- spdanth.brenda@gmail.com

A creation by Ferran Carvajal with Trevor Carlson.

Considered one of the most influential artists of our time, Merce Cunningham created work up until his final days in 2009. Trevor Carlson—Cunningham’s executive director and close friend—had intimate access to the last fifteen years of the iconic choreographer’s life. Narrated in first-person by Carlson, Not a moment too soon is a multidisciplinary performance that provides a rare look into the last days of a master.

Making its North American premiere at The Cowles Center, Not a moment too soon, directed by Spanish artist Ferran Carvajal, uses dance and theater to transport us into the image and voice of Merce Cunningham using unseen footage and tapes shot by Cunningham himself.

To redeem this offer for complimentary tickets, click the link below or call (612) 206-3600. Use the discount code "COMMUNITY" to receive your free tickets.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

Saturday, February 18, 8:00pm.
Seating starts at 7:45.
3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, in the Hook & Ladder complex.

$30. Your seat is not reserved until we receive payment.

Join Cassandra as she transforms the Jawaahir Studio Theater into a cabaret starring Cassandra, Angelina, Julianna, Zahirah, and surprise guest dancer, Katie, with LIVE MUSIC by local band, Amwaaj! Intimate tables, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and an evening of fabulous dance and music.

Visit our website at http://www.jawaahir.org/EventDetails.htm for more information and to get tickets on-line.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 if you have any questions.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

action movie will be performed at the Arts Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake:
February 19 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm
February 26 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
with Anna Marie Shogren, Sarah Baumert, Sam Johnson and Otto Ramstad.

action movie is a performance practice designed to activate our sensing bodies to connect fully with the places we are. Audiences are offered an escape from a world of constant illumination into a practice of vibrant potentiality. A performance in which the imagination is given space to transform our understanding of the everyday. A practice in making magic through the simple act of opening, closing and opening our eyes.


You are invited to the first ever St. Paul Ballet Book Fair!

On Sunday, February 19, St. Paul Ballet will be partnering with the Roseville HarMar Mall Barnes & Noble for an all-day Book Fair event.
From 9am-9pm on February 19, 20% of any purchase made by a St. Paul Ballet supporter will go towards our organization!

The Company of St. Paul Ballet will be performing excerpts from our upcoming production, Billy, and making crafts with the kids from 2-4:00pm. Join us for the performance and an interactive boxing demonstration with Element Boxing and Fitness owner Dalton Outlaw.

We hope you will be able to join us with your family and friends for this exciting Book Fair event. Thank you for supporting St. Paul Ballet.

Barnes and Noble | 2100 Snelling Ave N, Roseville, MN
Michelle Ludwig- MLudwig@spballet.org

Free events by artists in resistance and protest of the POTUS:

First, along public sites during rush hour (4:30-5:30pm) featuring Laurie Van Wieren, Young Dance, UMN Mime, Morgan Veldhuizen, Eric Larsen, Laura Levinson, among many others in ORANGE, (IM)PEACH and SOLIDARITY with cities all over the U.S. and the world (thanks to Holly Hughes' Bad & Nasty).

Second, at the Red Stag Supperclub (also FREE), 22 acts starting at 6pm in the Club Room. Carnage the Executioner leads off, followed by a deeply awesome collection of dance (Anna Shogren, Helen Hatch + Anton LeMon, Austin Lam, more) spoken word (Mary Moore Easter, Activated Artists Coalition) and music by DOSH, Uprisingers, Franco Holder, Farrwell, DJ Zebruh, the Florists, Fairfax, AK, and Savage Aural Hotbed, plus MORE.

Take a disco nap, grease your gears, and come out at rush hour.

Through art, embodiment, and activation of public space, we resist, we commune, we build THIS MACHINE.

Sites along Bus Routes #2, #11, #4/#6, #61, and Red Stag Supperclub | 509 1st Avenue NE Minneapolis, MN 55413
Sally Rousse- salgal1@mac.com, (515) 229-5643

Film Screening: Jeong and Han: Korean Double Feature
Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater

Diversity of Korean Dance visually explores the connection between traditional Korean dances and the vibrant state of contemporary dance in modern Korea. This film, produced for an international dance showcase, will be followed by The Wonders of Korea, exploring the importance of movement and dance to the very soul of the Korean people and their culture from its earliest traditions to the current K-POP revolution.

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

During the weekend leading up to Brazilian Carnival, Contempo Physical Dance will bring its high-energy Afro-Brazilian choreography to The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts with Balacobaco – an all-new, full-length dance performance by choreographer Marciano Silva dos Santos with original music by composer Divan Gattamorta.

Reinterpreting Brazilian dance vocabulary through a contemporary lens, Balacobaco is a vibrant and celebratory piece reminiscent of the festivities surrounding Brazil’s most famous holiday.

We invite you to jump out of your chair and dance along with this electrifying piece! Balacobaco is more than a performance, it’s an experience.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

The O'Shaughnessy presents
The Karen L. Charles Threads Dance Project in
The Secrets of Slave Songs

Friday and Saturday, February 24-25, 7:30pm
Tickets: https://oshag.stkate.edu or call 651-690-6700

A re-telling of slavery's abolition through spirituals and dance by Karen L. Charles' Threads Dance Project.
The Secrets of Slave Songs intimately re-imagines traditional Negro spirituals and their direct relation to the African-American quest for freedom. Born from the belief that the traditional Negro spiritual was a secret language between slaves, the work powerfully presents the heartbreak of attempted escape, the sorrow of failure, and the triumph of liberation.

The O'Shaughnessy | 2004 Randolph Ave. | St. Paul, MN 55105
Michala Martinez- mgr@threadsdance.org, (414) 534-2305

"Get Happy" and make AMP IT UP! part of your dance night out. Mingle with Alternative Motion Project and enjoy drinks and appetizers, a silent auction, a performance by AMP, and a white wine tasting and performance by The Singing Bartender, Marcus Hanson from Small Lot Wine.

This fundraiser happy hour will support AMP's 2016/17 Season which includes:

-Teaching a six-day educational residency with nearly 400 Como Park Elementary School students (St. Paul)
-Hosting an educational performance for Como Park Elementary School students at The Lab Theater
-Producing two full-length annual performances by our thirteen dance artists
-Commissioning new works by four guest artists
-Engagement activities for audience members

Saturday, February 25

The Tek Box
528 Hennepin Ave- 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Purchase at http://www.ampitup2017.bpt.me

Please consider making a 100% tax-deductible donation on givemn.org.

Photo: Bill Cameron


Balance and Imbalance

with live music on stage

From Seoul, South Korea, the contemporary dance group Bereishit makes its Northrop debut with a program that merges the control and full-body excitement of break dancing with the ancient musical heritage of traditional Korean drumming. Choreographer Soon-ho Park approaches Korean culture with sleek artistry and urban cool. His young troupe of athletic dancers bring an invigorating power to the stage. In the intensely physical "Balance and Imbalance," aggression and cooperation alternate with off-hand nonchalance and a healthy dose of humor.

NEW: 2016/17 Discover Pack
$75 ($25 per show)
The newest, the brightest, and the best in contemporary dance including Bereishit Dance Company, Kidd Pivot/Electric Company Theatre, and Brian Brooks.

U of M students are invited to attend this free event.

Tuesday, February 28, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

March 3-4, St. Paul Ballet presents To Billy, an original ballet by Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot, inspired by St. Paul Ballet's partnership with Element Boxing and the well-known story of Billy the dancing the boy. Billy is a young boy who is forever changed one day when he stumbles upon a ballet class during his weekly boxing lesson. Two additional pieces will be included in the evening performance: "Suite for Strings" by choreographer Joseph Morrissey and "Off the Base" by choreographer Darwin Black.

Tickets are on sale now!

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55403
Brittany Adams- badams@spballet.org

In collaboration with ISD #191 Community Education, the Youth Dance Ensemble of Burnsville will sponsor a modern dance concert on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:00pm.

This "pay as you are able" concert will take place at Burnsville High School (Mraz Center) and will feature participants of the MODERN DANCE PROJECT.

Participants, in grades six through eight from Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and Nicollet Junior High Schools, will perform new modern works by teaching artists Brian Evans and Laura Osterhaus.

Also scheduled to perform are Youth Dance Ensemble Repertoire Ensemble, Deuxmensions Dance of St. Louis Park, River Valley Dance Academy of Chaska, dance students from Apple Valley High School and Ballare Teatro of Minneapolis. For more information call 952-941-5771 or visit www.ydeschool.com. “This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”

Leeanne Rairamo- ydeschool@msn.com, (952) 941-5771

Dark Matters
Tuesday, March 7, 6:30 pm
Best Buy Theater

An angry puppet propels the action in this Frankenstein-esque tale from choreographer Crystal Pite. Pite’s most ambitious work of the time features a heightened set, theatrical tricks, and seven talented dancers hand selected from around the world. Dark Matters has toured widely across Europe, including the prestigious Venice Biennale.

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Marika Kelly- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 624-2345

Twin Cities Ballet presents Classical Connections, an exciting NEW mixed program unlike any other in Minneapolis, featuring tutus and toe shoes, Gothic romance, cowboys, and classical ballet! TCB returns to the Cowles Center with an evening of approachable and meaningful works with connections to classical music, literature, Americana, and iconic ballets!

Program Highlights:
-TCB’s rendition of Aaron Copland’s iconic "Rodeo"
-Classical variations showcasing the virtuosity and grace of TCB’s professional ballet dancers, including the pas de deux from "Flames of Paris," which is among the most demanding and technically complex in the classical repertoire
-Two WORLD premiere ballets: "Victor," an original, introspective exploration of the thematic elements of the book Frankenstein; and "Classicana," featuring the best artistry, technique, and precision that are the bedrock of quality classic ballet.

Classical Connections will have you leaving the theater with a smile!

Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Ballare Teatro is excited to be bringing their original ballet Isabella Saves the World back to the stage!

This is the story of the world being stuck in perpetual winter and the girl who ventures out to bring the seasons back. She encounters a snowstorm, an evil snow sorcerer and a forest that comes to life along the way. Will she find the frozen rainbow fairies? Will she bring the seasons back? Come to the show to find out!

This show is very child friendly and lasts about 90 minutes.

Tickets are $16 for ages eleven and up and $10 for ages ten and under

Shows: Saturday, March 11 at 1 pm and 4 pm

Click the link to purchase tickets!

Minnehaha Academy North Campus, 3100 West River Parkway, Minneapolis
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

Still Life for the Cowles Center
created by Morgan Thorson
with Kristin Van Loon, Valerie Oliveiro, Sam Johnson, Evy Muench, Kara Motta, Pareena Lim, Margaret Johnson and Non Edwards
Sound created and performed by Sxip Shirey
Lighting by Lenore Doxsee

Cowles Center for the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave South
Minneapolis MN, 55403

Friday, March 17, 7:30pm
Saturday, March 18, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 19, 3:00pm



The 2017 Right Here Showcase is on!

The annual mini-festival highlighting Minnesota-based mid-career performing artists creating original work returns for its third year. This year the four commissioned artists are:

April Sellers - dance artist
Ben Kreilkamp - theater artist
Chris Strouth - composer/director
Taja Will - dance artist

April 28, 29, 30, May 5, 6, 7

Performances at 7:30 and 9:00 each evening.

The JSB Tekbox, in the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, 2nd floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Available at the door.


Paul Herwig- offleash@offleasharea.org, (612) 724-7372



February 18, 2017
Regular fee - $50

Do you get lost in the jargon of Pilates? Unsure of what the difference is between neutral spine and imprinted spine? Decode the language of Pilates with this workshop, learn what it all means and how it applies to your practice.


Learn how to find your optimal alignment in all body positions: laying face up and face down, sitting, standing, on all fours and in side-lying. Feel how to keep this alignment while in movement and apply it to your Pilates exercises!

March 18, 2017
Early bird fee of $45 until March 3. Regular fee is $50.

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

with Ginny Massie, Balanced Body Master Trainer

March 18
Six hours (PMA 6.0)

Pilates Arc offers increased core strength, increased mobility of the spine, and a strengthened upper body.
Pilates Arc is a versatile, lightweight, and portable piece of Pilates equipment. Additional information will cover how to utilized the Pilates Arc on the mat and on the Reformer.

Early bird fee: $199 by March 3.
Regular fee: $229
Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, 952-405-9765

with Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT
Tiza Wynn Riley

Friday, March 3: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, March 4: 11:30am - 7:00pm
Sunday, March 5: 9:30am - 6:30pm

Prerequisite: Reformer III or Reformer certificate
Pilates Chair:
The Balanced Body Pilates Chair training includes exercises and variations for both the original Wunda chair and the split pedal Combo chair. The chair is great for doing strengthening work with athletic clients and as an addition to group programming in combination with the mat.

Pilates Barrels and Small Apparatus:
The Balanced Body Barrels training includes exercises and variations for the Ladder Barrel and Step Barrel. The Step Barrel and Ladder Barrel add variety to personal training sessions or classes.

Class: $499.00 until February 16, $549.00 regular fee
Materials: $160.00
Contact: Ginny Massie, ginny@paragonpilatespt.com or Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952)405-9765

MOTR™ (More than a Roller) Instructor Training
with Ginny Massie PMA-CPT, Balanced Body Master MOTR Teacher

Friday, February 24, 2015 to Sunday, February 26, 2015
Fee: $549
Materials: $80.00
Sixteen hours

MOTR is the ideal complement to Pilates, personal training, or rehabilitation practice. MOTR enhances balance, aerobic capacity, strength and flexibility while performing fun, functional exercises. MOTR is the total home gym that is small, portable, and affordable. No experience is necessary to be a part of this training. Open to home users and movement educators alike. Come and get your MOTR running!

Contact: Ginny Massie- ginny@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

June "Spring into Summer" Intensive, featuring Progressing Ballet Technique: June 12–30
NO AUDITION REQUIRED. Intermediate/advanced to professional.
Experience Ballet Royale’s groundbreaking training featuring Progressing Ballet Technique™ cross-training, the industry’s most advanced and cutting edge regimen specifically designed to improve ballet dancers' core stability, weight placement, alignment and muscle memory. Unlike any other in Minnesota, this intensive is a great way to kick off the summer!

Male Dancer Intensive (ages ten and older): June 12–16
Unique in MN, this Ballet Royale Intensive is for motivated, aspiring male dancers ages ten through adult. Designed specifically for male dancers, this program focuses on strength, power, technique, and performance; and provides a rare opportunity for men and boys to gain invaluable skills and insights beyond those presented in mixed classes. This innovative program incorporates ballet technique and targeted strength training.

July Full-Day Summer Intensive: July 6 – 28
Students ages eight (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through professionals.
Rigorous ballet-based program featuring members of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, master and guest teachers, and Ballet Royale’s renowned faculty. Flexible schedule with variable length options. Classes include ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations, repertoire, men’s class, Progressing Ballet Technique, introduction to Russian ballet technique, hip hop, contact improvisation, pas de deux, and injury prevention. Train and perform with some of TCB’s company at the end of the program!

Ballet Royale Grand Prix Variations Workshop (ages ten and older): August 7–18
For intermediate through professional dancers preparing for a competition or upcoming performance, or simply wanting to polish and improve their artistry, technique, and quality. Dancers receive daily classical ballet technique and pointe or men’s class, learn classic ballet variations, and receive advanced personal coaching from foremost professional ballet teachers.

Pointe Preparatory Workshop (girls ages eleven and older): August 20–25
This unique six-day immersion program is designed for focused and mature students eleven years or older with four or more years classical ballet training and who will be starting pointe work in the fall. Under the expert guidance of trained professionals, student dancers will be custom fitted and assisted with the selection of their first pair of pointe shoes, and receive personalized instruction in going on pointe for the first time.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Creative Story Dance Day Camp (AGES 4-9)

Give your Boys and Girls the joy of dance and performing! Students with or without prior ballet training, will have fun and stretch their imaginations in these focused, single day workshops, as they create and perform short, age-appropriate dances inspired by classic story ballets.

Under the attentive guidance of professional dance instructors, students incorporate fundamental ballet technique as they learn rhythm, musicality, creativity, and simple costume and set design. Students learn different dances each workshop, and have an in-studio performance for family and friends at the end of each session!

Creative Story Ballet Camps: TWO separate Workshops: JULY 15 & AUGUST 12
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – Noon

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center is excited to announce its summer session!

Intensives for ages ten and up, and weekly classes for preschool through third-graders as well as adults.

Our summer session will run from July 10-August 17. We would love to see you in the studio!

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center 4259 Minnehaha Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

TU Dance Center offers five teen/adult and adult workshops during the spring session! The first session of workshops runs from January 30-April 2 (nine weeks). The second session of workshops runs from April 17-June 11 (eight weeks).

Adult Beginning Ballet with Tina Anderson Wallum
Sundays, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Adult Beginning Modern with Thern Anderson
Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Teen/Adult Jazz with Mary Ann Bradley
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00pm

Teen/Adult Inversion Modern Dance with Jennifer Ilse
Tuesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Teen/Adult Hip Hop with Darrius Strong
Wednesdays, 7:30pm-9:00pm

Cost: Session One $122, Session Two $110 (preregistration available online); $15 drop-in rate (cash or check only).
For more information and to register, please visit http://www.tudance.org/programs/.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

You will not want to miss this intense and rewarding fitness experience! deepWORK® is an intense, high cardio and high intensity interval training program with an added focus on endurance. Enhance your endurance and movement quality to improve your dance performances. deepWORK® is for those who love bootcamps, power lifting and the most intense levels of physical work. Along with cardio intervals, deepWORK® combines static and dynamic exercises, core training, plyometrics and breathing techniques that challenge the body and mind while maintaining the integrity of form, alignment and mindfulness.

Ryan Daniel Beck is a visual art teacher working in the medium of dance. Inspired by a varied background and training ranging from modern, classical ballet, hip hop and acrobatics, Ryan is a master bodyART educator teaching bodyART and various dance forms at Broadway Dance Center NYC.

-$20 drop-in rate
-Reserve your mat by clicking the link

The Resistance Movement - 205 E 7th St., Lowertown, St. Paul
Trisha Low- info@resistancemovementfitness.com, (651) 225-8878

February 25, 10am-1pm
February 26, 5:30-8:30pm

Heighten the sense to your impulses through playful movement. Honor your instincts-for performance, for improvisatory practice, and for daily life.
Open to: individuals of all experience levels; we believe the diversity within the group supports exponential growth of each participant.

Day One, the Individual: How do you personally take necessary action in the moment? In this workshop, exercise the art of feeling, acknowledging, and trusting your own internal impulses.

Day Two, the Group: How do you support a "group mind" while still honoring the individual? Day Two's focus expands outward to practice listening, relating, and responding to others while acknowledging your own instincts.

Workshops can be taken separately or together.
Day One only: $60
Day Two only: $60
Full weekend: $100 (save $20!)*
*If the cost is prohibitive, please email torre@liveactionset.org to work out a payment plan.

Ivy Arts Building, 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Early Bird Pre-registration: $120-$175, sliding scale

$50 deposit by March 15.
We need at least nine Early Bird registrants!

Registration after March 15: $175-$225, sliding scale
Deposit of $50 or in full.

To register:
Email “yes, register me,” to Jennifer Arave aravejl@yahoo.com. Provide payment by check or PayPal.

By check-mail to:
Jennifer Arave
1209 Tyler Street NE Suite 170,
Mpls, MN 55413

By PayPal:
1. Go to PayPal
2. Click send and request (across the top menu bar)
3. Click pay or send money, then click send money to family or friends.
4. Input information including: aravejl@yahoo.com, the amount you are paying, and enter or choose bank account you would like to withdrawal from.
5. Press send.

*We have limited work-study positions. For information on these positions email Wendy Ruble: wendyruble@gmail.com.

*We have one scholarship! Email a brief statement of need to: aravejl@yahoo.com (it will be reviewed by Barbara Mahler).

Cowles Center, Target Studio, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512

Calling young artists of color!

Pre-professional level. Live music.

Monday–Friday, June 5–23, 11:40am–2:40pm

A three-week summer training program (three hours per day, five days per week) will introduce Yorchha™, our Indian American movement aesthetic, in technique classes that build in complexity over three weeks and include learning a short piece from our repertoire.

Learn more about Yorchha™: http://www.ananyadancetheatre.org/philosophy/yorchha/

The Buniyaad Summer Dance Intensive is part of Ananya Dance Theatre’s Buniyaad/Foundation Project, supported by The Saint Paul Foundation, Mardag Foundation, F. R. Bigelow Foundation, and The O’Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55114


Pangea World Theater co-present’s Patrick’s Cabaret's Anything But English-a multilingual cabaret featuring artists whose native language is not English. On the surface, language is a tool that helps us communicate and think. But language can also pull forth memories, sentiment, and sometimes discomfort. In this multilingual cabaret, we invite everyone to explore what happens in a multilingual space where the connections formed between people are forced to move beyond mere words.

We invite artists whose native language is one other than English to question and explore what happens to language in private/public, familiar/unfamiliar, or native/non-native spaces. Take your words and throw it into poetry, dance, theater, music, performance art or any art your heart desires! Approximately six acts totaling about fifteen minutes each will be selected to participate.

Event proposals due by Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:59 PM.
Performances are Friday and Saturday, May 19-20, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Pangea World Theater | 711 West Lake Street, Suite 101, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Scott Artley- scott@patrickscabaret.org, (612) 724-6273

With the retirement of its current Managing Director, Louise Robinson, Ragamala Dance Company is looking to fill this position with a committed individual that seeks the opportunity to help chart the continued growth of the organization.

This will be a full-time position that works closely with Co-Artistic Directors Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy and is involved in most aspects of the organization, with particular focus on the following areas: communication with major tour venues; cultivating commissioning partners; donor cultivation with an emphasis on expanding our leading patrons; cultivation and support for the Board of Directors; creation and monitoring of the strategic plan and annual budget; management of staff.

A full job description can be found on our website at ragamaladance.org or can be requested by contacting Sarah Abdel-Jelil at sarah@ragamaladance.org or at 612-824-1968. Applications will be accepted until a final candidate is chosen.

711 West Lake St. Minneapolis, MN 55408
Sarah Abdel-Jelil- sarah@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

With the recent career change of our intermediate/advanced jazz instructor, CREO Arts and Dance Conservatory is in immediate need of a jazz instructor. Instructor must understand both current and classical jazz styles. We value rhythm, experimentation, and jazz history, as well as leaps, turns, and tricks. We prepare our dancers for concert dance, music theater, and danceline.

This position of employment offers 6.5 hours per week, March to June. Classes run Tuesdays and Thursdays. Competitive pay with signing perks. Potential for rehire for the 2017-2018 school year.

CREO is committed to building strong, creative, commitment-minded, joyful, wholesome artists. The highest educational standards are expected from all CREO Arts and Dance Conservatory faculty members.

Director: Christa Anderson-Hill

CREO Arts and Dance | 1250 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata MN 55391
Christa Anderson-Hill- tdwcreostaff@gmail.com

Rhythmically Speaking is all about building community around embodied rhythm, and the main way we do this is by supporting creators, performers and viewers of jazz and American vernacular choreography with the production of an annual show. We present some of the Twin Cities’ best and also welcome new ideas from guests from other cities. Emerging and established artists alike are encouraged to apply with new or existing work in various approaches including breaking, tap, house, waacking, clogging . . . if you think it fits the 'jazz and American vernacular' bill, apply!

Submissions are due FRIDAY: Friday, February 17.

For important dates, compensation information and the submission form, visit rhythmicallyspeakingdance.org.

We look forward to seeing your work!


Seven Spells Productions will be holding auditions for their next phase of development on their theater/dance show, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.

We are looking for two women and one man who are exceptional dancers, strong actors, and can carry a tune. We are interested in ANY style of dance. Performers of color STRONGLY encouraged to audition. We will work collaboratively to develop new characters for this piece based around your skills.

Development will take place March-May with a performance of the workshopped materials in June (specific dates TBD) with some ability to work around performer’s existing schedules.

A $200 stipend will be provided.

Auditions at Phoenix Theater - Blue Room:
Monday, February 20, 5-9PM
Thursday, February 23, 5-9PM
Callbacks: February 25, 9-12AM, with Karla Grotting and Natalie Nowytski

Please prepare up to two minutes of your best dance material, as well as one verse of a folk song. Auditions are in ten-minute slots. Please email to schedule.


STREB is looking for performers for paid positions for rehearsal and performance in New York, the US and abroad.

WHEN: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday-March 7, 8, and 9; 12PM (noon) - 3:00 PM
Please arrive no later than 12PM (noon) to register/warm up. Attendees MUST be prepared to attend all three days of the audition to be considered for a position.

WHO: People with professional-level training in any form of ACTION including dancers, acrobats, athletes, gymnasts, martial artists, etc. You must be comfortable with physical heights, impact, falls, and extreme aerobic activity. Strong modern/ballet technique is encouraged. Tumbling experience is a plus, but not a requirement.

Please bring:
-Clothes that are easy to move in
-Dance shoes or gymnastics shoes (shoes you can run/jump/dance in) if you have them
-Performance resume AND general resume reflecting any other professional work you have done or skills
For audition questions, please email fabio@streb.org

SLAM (STREB Lab for Action Mechanics), 51 N 1st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Mary Schindler- mary@streb.org, (718) 384-6491

Future Interstates seeks proposals for
for the upcoming season of shows.

Second Tuesdays in March and May.
Email a short project/piece description, bio, and answer to the question "why improvisation?" to hijackdance@hotmail.com and info@bodycartography.org.
Rolling deadline.

Performances are at and made possible by the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. Initiated in February 2015, Future Interstates is curated and hosted by HIJACK and Body Cartography Project.

Target Education Studio - Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Kristin Van Loon- hijackdance@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585


The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project. This program is funded by The McKnight Foundation and administered by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.

To apply:
(1) Choreographer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancer applicants, go to: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/
(2) Carefully read the guidelines on this page and watch the instructional video.
(3) To begin your application, click the APPLY NOW button.
(4) If you did not submit an Intent to Apply in September 2016, you will be prompted to create an account before you begin an application.

Deadline: April 5, 2017 - 3pm CST

Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org


Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave. and Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.

All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.

For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling, please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN
Andrea Lane - ALane@spballet.org

Will and Ariel of MinneappleDV Video Production Services are offering a McKnight Fellowship application work-sample special for dancers and choreographers.

For choreographers we work with you to edit together at least three clips from three different works into a twenty-minute maximum continuous video with in-between clip transitions and lower third titles containing title of work, premiere date, company/performer, and then upload to Vimeo.

For dancers we edit up to seven clips of seven different works into a fifteen-minute maximum continuous video with in-between clip transitions and lower third titles containing title of work, premiere date, company/performer, and then upload to Vimeo.

Cost is 125.00 + tax based on up to two hours and 30 minutes of editing, converting and upload management.

We are located on Minneapolis West Bank, three blocks south of the Southern Theater and two blocks west of Barbara Barker Center for Dance.

To schedule please email us at minneappledv@gmail.com or call 612-333-7863.

Will Fehlow- minneappledv@gmail.com, (612) 333-7863

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925


Erin Thompson teaches winter modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the floor in locomotion.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:00am, with Dean Mcgraw on guitar!

$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals) / $130 for a ten-class card

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Cowles Center, 4th Floor
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens ages sixteen and up.

* Classes seven days a week
* All levels from absolute beginner to advanced professional
* Live piano accompaniment
* Beautiful, spacious studios in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
* A noncompetitive, welcoming atmosphere

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Next session: April 4 - June 20, 2017

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

Class Prices:
90-minute class $15
Barre only $10
30-minute pointe class $5
10-class card $110
5-class card $60
10-pointe class card $40

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Classes are designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Each student is encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.
Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student.

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN
Brittany Adams- badams@spballet.org

Join us Monday-Friday from 10-11:30AM and take your morning ballet class from some of the Twin Cities' finest teachers.

Parking is FREE and studio is located a few short blocks away from light rail transit.
$10 professional rate (please bring copy of current contract to verify).

Note: These classes are attended by St. Paul Ballet Company. Check our website/other listings for holiday schedule and any potential class cancellations due to SPB community events or performances. Teaching artists are subject to change.

Mondays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Sally Rousse
Fridays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Greenwell

St. Paul Ballet (655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN)
Brittany Adams- badams@spballet.org

St. Paul Ballet is pleased to offer tuition-free classes for our young men ages seven through eleven in our boys club.

Classes feature an introduction to ballet conditioning, flexibility and technique. Plenty of jumping and strength exercises taught by a male teacher.

Classes are held:
Monday, 4:30-5:15pm and Saturday, 1:00-1:45pm

Contact the School of St. Paul Ballet for more information on this exciting opportunity!

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN
Laura Greenwell - LGreenwell@spballet.org

Are you seeking a flexible ballet class option for your child?
The School of St. Paul Ballet is offering Ballet 1 on Saturdays from 1-2 pm.
Ballet 1 is for dancers who are ages seven through eleven who have little to no ballet experience. Classes will cover the basics of ballet and are designed to give children the foundation for moving into the leveled program of the SPB school if desired. This class is optimal cross training for children who also study complimentary arts, such as theater, circus, Irish dance, gymnastics, figure skating or other sports. Ballet 1 is taught by Elaina Sutula.

St. Paul Ballet | 655 Fairview Ave. N, St. Paul, MN
Laura Greenwell - LGreenwell@spballet.org

Ongoing youth and adult ballet classes at Midwest School of Ballet.
Pro-rated prices for late start of classes are available.

6:00 - 7:30
Ballet Level II, ages eleven and older. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

7:30 - 8:00
Pre-pointe/Pointe I, ages eleven and older. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

5:00 - 6:00
Fundamentals III, ages six/seven. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

6:00 - 7:30
Ballet Level I, ages eight to twelve. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

5:45 - 6:45
Fundamentals I/II (Studio A), ages four to six. Instructor: Eileen Kamp.

6:00 - 7:30
Ballet Level III/Teen-Adult (Studio B), ages eleven and older. Instructor: Lara Ciganko.

Main Street School of Performing Arts 1320 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Eileen Kamp- eileenk.art@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Teen/Adult Ballet for ages thirteen and older.
Thursdays: 6-7:30pm
Instructor: Lara Ciganko

The teen/adult ballet class is designed for students who wish to continue dance training for health and self-enrichment, for both the serious and recreational dancer who has had some previous experience. This class currently runs tandem with the Ballet Level III class.

Main Street School of Performing Arts 1320 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Eileen Kamp- eileenk.art@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Come live the dream with Ballet Royale in the new year!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, official school and home of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, offers a wide variety of dance programs.
Ballet Royale provides classes for toddlers taking their first steps in our groundbreaking Mommy & Me classes, teens stepping into a professional dance career, and adults revisiting or practicing their first plies, to professionals wanting to augment their training.
Ballet Royale offers a unique range of comprehensive training programs to customized plans and private coaching.

Registration is ongoing and accepted throughout the year - Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term!

Ballet Royale offers:
- Pre-Ballet Creative Dance
- Mommy/Daddy & Me
- Youth, Adult and Teen Ballet
- Professional Trainee Division (day program, by audition only)
- FREE Boys Program (ages 5-17)
- Men's Ballet

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Be active in the new year, join Ballet Royale Minnesota’s FREE Boy's Program!

Unique in Minnesota, this innovative program is designed specifically for boys, and taught by male teachers. These classes focus on strength, stamina, conditioning, coordination, focus, and agility in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Classes include:
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures
- Boys Dance
- Ballet for Boys I & II
- Boys Intermediate Ballet
- Boys Cross-Training Class

Ballet Royale’s Ballet for Boys classes are for students ages five to seventeen, with or without prior dance experience, and are developed and taught primarily by former professional dancer Rick Vogt.

Participants just need enthusiasm, commitment, and regular attendance.

Class registration is ongoing, join today! Tuition is pro-rated if you start mid-term.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Ballet Royale's Creative Dance program is a professionally developed and comprehensive program drawing on decades of dance and music teaching experience, which offers an incomparable experience for children from walking age through six years old.

These innovative classes encourage musicality, imagination and self expression through the art of dance and music. We will have fun being fairies and dragons, beating on drums, galloping like wild ponies all in a fun, safe, nurturing environment.

Ballet Royale Creative Dance Classes:
- Mommy/Daddy & Me, ages toddler-three
- Creative Dance l, ages three-four
- Creative Dance ll, Completed Creative Dance l or five years old/new to Ballet Royale
- Creative Dance lll, Completed Creative Dance ll or six years old/new to Ballet Royale
- Preparation for Ballet Completed Creative Dance lll or seven years old/new to Ballet Royale
- Boys Creative Dance Adventures, ages five and six

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center has fabulous adult classes by the best instructors in town. Drop in for $15, or purchase a 10-class card for $110. We would love to see you in the studio!

Beginning, Tuesday 6:45-7:45 pm with Felicia
Intermediate, Thursday 7:45-9:15 pm with Felicia

Beginning, Wednesday 6-7 pm with Kaleena
Advanced Beginning, Wednesday 7-8 pm with Kaleena
Intermediate, Tuesday 7:15-8:15 pm with Brenna
Fast Intermediate, Tuesday 6:45-7:45 pm with Kaleena
Advanced, Tuesday 7:45-8:45 pm with Kaleena

Cardio Funk, Thursdays 8-9:30 with Molly

Hip Hop
Monday 7:45-8:45 pm with J-Sun

Yoga Barre
Monday 6:15-7:15 pm with Megan

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center 4259 Minnehaha Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

Ballare Teatro is excited to be offering Youth Hip Hop with J-Sun.

This class is for dancers ages six through eleven.
Dancers may drop in for $15/class or register for a monthly membership for $51/month.

This class is offered on Tuesday evenings from 5-6 pm.

We would love to have you dancing in the studio!

Ballare Teatro Performing Arts Center 4259 Minnehaha Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Ann Williams- ann@ballareteatro.com, (612) 721-8619

Spring session registration is now open at The School at TU Dance Center! The Spring 2017 session runs from January 30-June 11.

The TU Dance pre-professional program is a five-level intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23.

The TU Dance Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique to students aged three to nineteen. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality.

Financial aid and payment plans are available.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Berit Ahlgren, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Penny Freeh, Laurel Keen, Abdo Sayegh, and Katelyn Skelley.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Get ready for fun! Sevillanas for All Levels is a must learn for anyone interested in trying flamenco and having fun!

Be ready for FERIA with one hour each Monday in a beautiful, well-lit, large studio with a hardwood floor and instructor Kristina de Sacramento.
Six classes.
$60 single prepay/$90 couples prepay. $13.50 single drop-in/$22.50 couple drop-in.

Ivy Building for the Arts: 2630 27th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN
Kristina De Sacramento- lakristina@comcast.net

An invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle! Participants explore a wide variety of dance forms – from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to drop in and enjoy a class!

When: Every Wednesday; February 1 – April 19; 6:30pm-8pm

Where: The Cowles Center - Target Education Studio (2nd floor)

Price: $10/class or $80 for MovementWise Membership (includes every class, a pair of tickets to a select Cowles Center performance, discounted show tickets and invitations to exclusive membership events).

Parking discount: We have partnered with the new Embassy Suites directly across the street to offer $4 valet parking to all participants. Simply pull into the garage, valet your car and Cowles staff will validate you at check-in.

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

Lisa Nelson’s Tuning Score Weekly Practice, Facilitated by Jennifer Arave
(Jennifer just returned from five days with Lisa Nelson! There are lots of surprises!)

Every Thursday, 1-3pm at the Beautiful Studio, $1-10 sliding scale.
[1pm-1:30pm Meditation, 1:30pm-3:00pm Tuning Score]

If interested please send an email to Jennifer- aravejl@yahoo.com expressing interest and to receive more specifics about the practice.

Building is secure so please meet at the side door and text or call to let me know you are there. 612-432-1512

The Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave Suite 214 (ENTRANCE on the Hampden) St Paul, MN 55104
Jennifer Arave- aravejl@yahoo.com, (612) 432-1512

The Friday morning vibes continue this week! #getyourasstoclass for another chance to connect with yourself, your fellow dancers and the music. This is Erinn Liebhard's last class this session, so don't miss out! With an emphasis on elements including improvisation, groove and rhythmic footwork, come fulfill your needs and desires for rooted jazz!

Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center 4th Floor (528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403)
Karla Grotting- karla.grotting@gmail.com

Mondays, two types of structures:
Warm up and Jam:
Warm up at 6:30pm, followed by a jam until 9pm. $5 donation
Class and Jam:
Class 6:30pm-8pm, followed by a jam. $10-15 (no one turned away for a lack of funds).

People of all levels of experience are welcome to come learn contact improvisation together in this safe environment. Together we will explore how our bodies move while in physical contact with each other while focusing on the laws that govern motion: mass, gravity, momentum and inertia. We will train the body in sensory awareness, weight-bearing partnering skills and improvisation. Class will be playful, meditative and acrobatic and followed by an open jam.

Classes in February will focus on essential skills using materials from Body-Mind Centering(r) and will include two Underscore jams – a way to understand and practice jamming together.

20: Class and jam at the Cowles Center for Dance Education Studio with Olive Bieringa
27: Underscore jam at the Beautiful Studio with Lindsay Forsythe

Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave, Suite 214 and Cowles Center Education Studio, 2nd floor